HAWKE'S BAY, N.L. (CP) - Bears roaming the woods of Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula have met their match in Cecilia Smith, an 87-year-old grandmother with a quick shot.
For the second time in less than a month, Smith found herself eye-to-eye with a black bear outside her cabin Saturday in the rural community of Hawke's Bay, N.L. The 140-kilogram bear was trapped in a snare Smith had set three weeks after she shot another black bear dead prowling outside her cabin.
She then grabbed her gun, shot it and later took it to a nearby dump.
This comes three weeks after Smith, who holds a licence to hunt bears, shot a 200-kilogram black bear dead on June 19.
She laughs off suggestions she narrowly escaped two vicious bear attacks within the span of three weeks, saying she's just having a little fun.